Scout Groups

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Scouting at the Tijuana Estuary

Scout groups interested in discovering the Tijuana Estuary will find that they can fulfill badge requirements, parts of a journey, or a required project. Programs can either be guided by Reserve staff or self-guided by troop leaders or a combination of the two. Girl Scout leaders can click on the badge name to see which requirements can be met at the Tijuana Estuary.

Girl Scout troop visits the Reserve

Girl Scout opportunities


  • Promise Center and Learning Petals: Rosie the Rose (Rose), Make the World a Better Place
  • Journey: Between Earth and Sky (It’s Your Planet - Love It!)


  • Bugs (Legacy: Naturalist)
  • Senses (It’s Your Planet - Love It!)
  • Hiker (It’s Your Planet - Love It!)
  • Outdoor Adventurer (Outdoor: Girls’ Choice 2015)
  • Journey: WOW! Wonders of Water (It’s Your Planet - Love It!)


Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

Take Action projects or ask about requirements for miscellaneous badges.

Boy Scout opportunities

Cub Scouts

  • Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop
  • Naturalist Badge

Boy Scouts

Please call the Education Department at (619) 575-3613 ext. 304 regarding service projects and merit badge opportunities and requirements.

Schedule your scouting group visit

Interested groups should call or email at least 4 weeks in advance to make a reservation and discuss with the education staff which badge they are trying to earn.

Tips for your visit: 

  • You may visit any day of the week, however Friday - Sunday is encouraged.
  • Programs are generally 1.5 hours in length.
  • Binoculars are provided for the group to use.
  • Programs are provided FREE of charge, however Tijuana Estuary patches are available for purchase upon completing your program.
  • Guided badge workshops are only for one badge per visit.